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Calafat

Circuito Calafat, Ametlla de Mar near Tarragona (Catalunya), Spain

Date: 27/5/1979
Track length: 2.442 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Sanjurjo in 1.24,25 (Group 1 +1300); Jonama in 1.29,57 (Group 1 1300); Babler in 1.15,84 (Group 2)
Fastest lap: Sanjurjo in 1.25,67 (Group 1 +1300); Cañellas in 1.16,19 (Group 2)

Distance:
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 1 and 2/76 Fabricacion Nacional
Car info:  

 

In Group 1, there was a protest even before the start; the two dominating Ford Fiestas were Group 1 cars all right, but not of “national production”... the cars seemed to be disqualified after the event. For a while, Sanchez (Citroën) tried to keep up, but Jonama and then Escuder disposed of the reigning champion and disappeared into the distance. Since Jonama retired, it was left to Escuder to win the class.

The big class was dominated by Sanjurjo. He escaped soon after the start, followed by Secades and "Tato" Henstenberg, but in lap eighth lap a blocked throttle meant a coming together with Secades, sending one into the pits and the other into retirement. Victory was for Henstenberg.

In Group 2, Bäbler was ahead of the works cars despite smoke trailing from his car, which ended in lap 10 when he threw a rod, leaving the way clear for Cañellas. After the official "Seat", the two Chryslers of Peñecoba and Martin Cantero followed though the order was revised when Peñecoba’s engone gave up.


Grupo 1 under 1300 cc
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
DSQ      
Ford Fiesta
José Escuder, E
1297? L4 Group 1 1300 22.55,23       Car not “national production”
1 1    
Citroën H GX serie GB (GS 1220)
Fermin Sanchez, E
1222 B4 Group 1 1300 23.08,32        
2 2    
Renault R 5 TS
José Angel Sasiambarrena, E
1289 L4 Group 1 1300 23.14,37        
3 3    
Renault R 5 TS
José Santos, E
1289 L4 Group 1 1300 23.25,03        
4 4    
Renault R 5 TS
? Javier de Castro, E
1289 L4 Group 1 1300 23.25,64        
5 5    
Renault R 5 TS
Artisano, E
1289 L4 Group 1 1300 23.26,11        
6 6    
Citroën H GX serie GB (GS 1220)
Piedrafita, E
1222 B4 Group 1 1300 23.45,28        
7 1    
Seat 127
Enrique Zorzano, E
903 L4 Group 1 1000 24.16,83        
  3    
Seat 127
Antonio Ruisanchez, E
903 L4 Group 1 1000 24.16,83        
DNF?      
Ford Fiesta
Jonama, E
1297? L4 Group 1 1300   1 1.29,57   Car not “national production”

Grupo 1 over 1300 cc
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Hermann Henstenberg ("Tato"), E
1756 L4 Group 1 21.42,68 3 1.25,84    
2 2    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Miguel Arias, E
1756 L4 Group 1 21.50,66 4 1.26,01    
3 3    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Javier Spinelli, E
1756 L4 Group 1 21.54,68 6 1.26,35    
4 4    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
R. Sarandeses, E
1756 L4 Group 1 21.58,35 7 1.26,36    
5 5    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Arnau
1756 L4 Group 1 22.27,02        
6 6    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Medina, E
1756 L4 Group 1 22.55,80        
7 7    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Piera
1756 L4 Group 1 22.56,85        
       
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Rafael Secades, E
1756 L4 Group 1   2 1.25,84   Pit stop?
       
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Jesús Pareja, E
1756 L4 Group 1   5 1.26,03    
       
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Vega, E
1756 L4 Group 1   8 1.28,11    
DNF      
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Manuel Sanjurjo, E
1756 L4 Group 1   1 1.24,25 1.25,67 Accident

Grupo 2
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Salvador Cañellas, E
1756 L4 Group 2 19.31,30     1.16,19  
2 2   Arym
Chrysler 2L
Santiago Martin Cantero, E
1998 L4 Group 2 19.48,64        
3 3   Arym
Chrysler 2L
Carlos Martinez Peñacoba, E
1998 L4 Group 2 20.03,10        
4 1    
Simca E 1000 Rallye
Arturo de Onis, E
1294 L4 Group 2 1300 20.31,36        
5 4    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Evaristo Sarabia, E
1756 L4 Group 2 20.33,25        
6 2    
Simca E 1000 Rallye
Antonio Castro, E
1294 L4 Group 2 1300 -1 lap        
7 3    
Simca E 1000 Rallye
Ignacio Mut, E
1294 L4 Group 2 1300 -1 lap        
8 5    
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Enrique Clúa, E
1756 L4 Group 2 -2 laps        
9 6    
Chrysler 2L
Pierre Cassagne, E
1998 L4 Group 2 -3 laps        
DNF     Pentax
Seat 1430 FU 1800
Hansi Bäbler, E
1756 L4 Group 2 10       Engine

Remarks: Not sure if the Group 1 races were combined